SOUTHMAYD - Bob Burrows was born February 14, 1942 at the family home in Texola, Okla. to Perry and Ina (Francis) Burrows and passed from this life on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-WNJ in Sherman.
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Bob was raised and attended school in Pampa. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served 3 years in Vietnam. He worked for Bell Helicopter more than 20 plus years in which he was an inventory control specialist. Upon retirement, he came to Southmayd where he met Barbara Child and spent five years together before they married on October 21, 2013 in Whitesboro.
Bob loved being at home whether it was tinkering with his automobiles or small engines, to mowing the yard and tending to the roses. He enjoyed keeping up with family and friends and playing games online.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Child of Southmayd; sons, Bobby Don Burrows of Allen, and Matthew Burrows of Watauga; stepsons, David Thetford and his wife Laurie of Copeville, and Brent Thetford and his wife Sarah of Sherman; seven grandchildren; sister, Denny Sharber of Amarillo; and numerous cousins.
Memorial services to celebrate Bob's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Southmayd Baptist Church with Pastor John McCollister officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the Southmayd Baptist Church, 302 Berry St., Southmayd, TX 76268.
Waldo Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. An online register may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Nov. 14, 2013